Dewalt is expanding their line of 20V Max cordless brushless woodworking power tools with several new offerings – a trim router, a sander, and both top-handle and barrel grip jigsaws.
Dewalt says that their new cordless woodworking tools are aimed at professional cabinet makers and installers, trim carpenters, builders and remodelers, residential painters, furniture makers, and general contractors.
Dewalt Cordless Router, DCW600
The new Dewalt DCW600 cordless trim router has an all-metal motor, for jobsite durability, electronic variable speed motor, soft-start feature, and electronic brake. There are dual LEDs to help illuminate dark work areas, an adjustable quick release clamp, quick release tabs for base removal, a depth adjust ring, and a spindle-lock button (for easier one-wrench bit changes).
The router come switch a D-shaped base for edge profiling and radius referencing.
It’s also said to be plunge base-compatible. From the photo, it looks to be compatible with the DNP612 base that works with Dewalt’s compact trim routers.
ETA: Spring 2019
Dewalt Cordless Top-Handle Jigsaw (DCS334)
We talked about the Dewalt DCS334 top-handle jigsaw previously, but here’s a refresher.
It features a 1″ cutting stroke length, 4-position orbital action, keyless lever-actuated blade release, keyless bevel change, LED worklight, non-marring plastic shoe cover, and an integrated dust blower.
MSRP: $179 bare (DCS334B), $329 with 5.0Ah battery and charger (DCS334M1)
ETA: Fall 2018
Dewalt Cordless Barrel Grip Jigsaw (DCS335)
Additionally, there will also be a cordless jigsaw with barrel grip. Its features will be similar to the top-handle model, but with a barrel grip and side-mounted on/off switch.
MSRP: $199 for the bare tool (DCS335B)
ETA: January 2019
Dewalt Cordless Sander (DCW210)
Lastly, there will be a new cordless 5″ random orbit sander, with 8-hole hook & loop sanding pad, easy-to-reach speed dial, sealed switch, and one-handed locking dust bag with AirLock connection that fits directly to Dewalt DWV010 and DWV012 dust collectors.
MSRP: $119 for the bare tool (DCW210B), kitted with 2.0Ah battery for $199 (DCW210D1), kitted with 5.0Ah battery for $249
ETA: Fall 2018
Full specs aren’t available yet, and I’ll update the post when they are.
All of the new offerings are definitely welcome additions to Dewalt’s cordless power tool lineup. There’s nothing game-changing about any of the offerings, meaning there aren’t any new surprising features or design elements, but that also means there’s nothing very “risky” about them either.
I like that the new Dewalt cordless router looks to be compatible with their compact router plunge base.
The sander has a Dewalt AirLock dust port, which means you’ll need an adapter, possibly the DWV9000 which sells for $17 at Amazon, if you want to connect a dust extractor or shop vacuum hose instead of using the included dust bag or specific Dewalt extractor. If so, that would be a minor annoyance.
Of the new offerings, I think I’m most excited about the cordless router first, the jigsaws tied for second (I might be a little more excited about the barrel grip version), and the sander third.